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Trump’s First Year Has Been A Success, Not The Disaster Many Predicted

January 12, 2018 by

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By Herbert London ~ As President Trump’s first year in office comes to a close, media hysteria about the grave harm he will cause to the nation and the world continues unabated – even though predictions of disaster he would supposedly cause in the past year never came to pass. Since Donald Trump’s upset election […]

The Emerging New World

September 22, 2017 by

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By Herbert London ~ It is clear that the free exchange of opinion that once characterized university life is now being challenged. The avatars of social justice have arrogated to themselves the role of arbiter in the university curriculum. But it hasn’t stopped there. Now monuments of the past are being put through the probity […]

Venezuelan Misery

August 1, 2017 by

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By Herbert London ~ Winston Churchill made the telling observation that socialism can provide equality, but it is the equality of misery; while capitalism offers the inequality of prosperity and plenty. History has reinforced this belief many times and now we are living through this nightmare yet again in a place Hugo Chavez of Venezuela […]

The Rise Of Inflexible Progressivism

June 29, 2017 by

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By Herbert London ~ As a young man coming from a left-wing pedigree, I embraced a liberal agenda which included most notably, a belief in Israel as a bastion of socialism and democracy. In the 1950s, a good progressive was a good Zionist. Oh, how the world has changed. Now a progressive has moved 180 […]

“Buy American” May Not Be American

June 8, 2017 by

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By Herbert London ~ President Trump asserts with patriotic fervor that his administration stands for America First, a commendable but somewhat ambiguous concept. What gives it meaning is the idea that Americans “buy American.” Presumably when facing consumer choices Americans should look for a label that keeps them at home. The problem with the concept […]

Weighing Aspirations, Trump Argues For Increased Defense Spending

March 30, 2017 by

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By Herbert London ~ The post-Cold War ‘military industrial complex’ isn’t applicable to today’s terrorist enemies During President Trump’s recent address to Congress, he said we must add $54 billion of spending to the defense budget in order to bolster the nation’s defense capabilities. Considering the $1 trillion in defense sequestration during the Obama years, […]

Fading U.S. Influence In Asia

February 13, 2017 by

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By Herbert London ~ If one requires any evidence that the United States is a fading power, the recent events in the South China Sea offer ample evidence. Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft and, to add to the humiliation rebuked the Obama administration for any surveillance near China. The incident took […]

Considering The Real Russia Under Putin’s Authority

January 16, 2017 by

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By Herbert London ~ In the last debate of the 2012 presidential race Governor Romney discussed the potential threat of Russia. He was widely criticized by President Obama who maintained the Cold War ended in the 1980’s. Since then, of course, we have had a national “reset.” Vladimir Putin’s aggressive action in eastern Ukraine, Syria […]

Government Expansion In The West And It’s Economic Consequences

January 1, 2017 by

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By Herbert London ~ It is clear based on this stage of political evolution in the West that democracy – to the extent it has meaning – is a form of inclusiveness, expanding the horizons of political participation. On one level it makes sense, why should anyone be denied participation when interests in the aggregate […]

Michelle Obama And Political Correctness

November 8, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ For those who follow popular culture, the slide into debasement is palpable. From the f-bomb to pornographic exposure, America has become the land of anything goes. The once provincial, laced up nation, challenged by the liberal view of expression, has lost. Victorian notions of modesty are as outmoded as horse-drawn plows. […]

The Radical Turn In World Affairs

October 25, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ The voice of an angry populace will be heard. Recent elections in Germany, Austria, and Spain suggest the migration of displaced Syrians across the continent is leading to political convulsions rarely seen since World War II. Some will describe it as the radicalization of conventional politics. Others will describe these convulsions […]

The New World Order

October 11, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ Recently the Russian military force deployed an advanced anti-missile system and sophisticated radars over Syria. In doing so, Russia and its allies in Iran and Hezbollah realize the ability of the U.S. to assist the rebel groups in Aleppo is severely limited. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president, may not […]

At The UN War Is Peace

September 22, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ As part of United Nations Week in New York there is a much heralded Day of Peace. This day has been announced at the moment weapons are converted into plowshares. The problem, however, is no one mentioned this to militant Palestinians. These people welcomed the week with four terror attacks: two […]

Living With The Dialectic

September 16, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ For devotees of Marxist-Leninist dialectical materialism the world is in motion and “progress” occurs through struggles. It follows the Hegelian principle that an evolving thesis morphs into anti-thesis resulting in synthesis. Thus history is not the unfolding of spirit or individual intervention, but of class struggle through violent revolution which is […]

Obama’s No First Use Proposal

August 17, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ When President Obama received his Nobel Prize, he argued that he would regard nuclear proliferation as his primary challenge. This is hardly surprising since even as a Columbia College student he advocated a nuclear free world – a position consistent with the idealism of a student who knew very little about […]

Obama’s Grand Illusion

August 10, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ President Obama emerged from his White House Utopia to tell Americans his $400 million cash payment to Iran was not a ransom payment for the return of five Americans held hostages. Even if true – a highly dubious truth – there are questions that emerge from the incident that the president […]

The Obama Conundrum

June 7, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ Since 2009, well before official P5+1 formal negotiations, President Barack Obama was willfully engaged in a plan to achieve an accord with Iran on nuclear questions. It became a matter of pride for the president to contend that he was able to negotiate an accord that his predecessors could not. Yet […]

Civilizational Conflict

April 14, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ The world is on edge. Tectonic change is occurring before our eyes. While the shifts are profound it will require historical analysis in the future to sort it all out. However, there are things we know, conditions that are transforming global affairs. For one thing we are witnessing a dramatic difference […]

The Lesson Of Lahore

April 6, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ In a statement that reveals yet again how out of touch the administration is, Josh Earnest, (pictured) White House spokesman, said that the massive suicide bombing in Lahore, in which 70 people were killed and about 300 injured, didn’t simply target Christians since many Muslims were victims as well. Yet the […]

Iran Versus Saudi Arabia

March 9, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ The trial and subsequent execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimir a month ago has led to a storm of protest leading to the destruction of the Saudi embassy in Tehran. While Iranian president Hassan Rouhani condemned the attacks as “unjustifiable,” this statement did not mollify Saudi leaders. In fact, the Saudi […]

Europe’s Civil War

February 24, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ The civil war has begun. This is not a war recognized by European leaders. In fact, they deny it exists. But the evidence is now overwhelming. Europeans want to take their countries back from foreign invaders who are often criminals. After reports circulated that Muslim gangs had taken over Stockholm Central […]

The Art Of War

December 2, 2015 by

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By Herbert London ~ In Sun Tzu’s The Art of War present Chinese military strategy in the South China Sea comes into focus. Tzu argued that the best war is one not waged, one in which the cleverest leader wins without fighting. The Chinese declaration over its perimeter zone incorporates a number of islands claimed […]

How Western Civilization Can Be Destroyed

November 18, 2015 by

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By Herbert London ~ The historian Arnold Toynbee once wrote – in what has become a cliché – that “Civilizations die as a result of suicide, rather than murder.” Toynbee was obviously referring to self-inflicted wounds – moral breakdown, loss of confidence. Alas, that can now be observed across the western civilization landscape. The irrational […]

The U.N. At Work

November 11, 2015 by

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By Herbert London ~ The General Assembly at the United Nations met today. What emerged from the meeting is thunderous silence, a silence that echoes through the conscience of sensible people. Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian parliament call for days of rage against Israeli citizens. Several Israeli’s including children and elderly women, have been killed […]